Harim [N] [E] [H]

(flat-nosed ).

  1. A priest who had charge of the third division in the house of God. ( 1 Chronicles 24:8 ) (B.C. 1014.)
  2. Bene-Harim, probably descendants of the above, to the number of 1017, came from Babylon with Zerubbabel. ( Ezra 2:39 ; Nehemiah 7:42 ) (B.C. 536.)
  3. It further occurs in a list of the families of priests "who went up with Zerubbabel and Jeshua," and of those who were their descendants in the next generation. ( Nehemiah 12:16 )
  4. Another family of Bene-Harim, 320 in number, came from the captivity in the same caravan. ( Ezra 2:82 ; Nehemiah 7:35 ) (B.C. 536.) They also appear among those who had married foreign wives, ( Ezra 10:31 ) as well as those who sealed the covenant- ( Nehemiah 10:27 ) (B.C. 410.)

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Harim'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.